Archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix)

Catch Report:

Location: Admiralty Road West

Rig: Tamban hook aka Sabiki - size 4

Outfit: Light tackle on 4lb line

Bait: Prawn meat

Fight: Fun


Archer fish is one of the most interesting fish to catch. It has an elongated mouth which forms a barrel through which water can be forcefully pumped with it's powerful jaw muscles.

The water jet is used to "shoot" at insects and strong enough to knock them into the water.

The archerfish's eye if you noticed is designed and angle in a way that spots and aim accurately at insects it even compensates for the refraction when light passes through water and air.